- (in czarist Russia) an edict or order of the czar having the force of law.
- any order or proclamation by an absolute or arbitrary authority.
Origin of ukase
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Examples from the Web for ukase
He gives his reasons in the ukase wherein the change is announced.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
Am I to expect tomorrow your ukase that I give up Scotch and soda or your patronage?The House of Pride
By an ukase he ordered that all children throughout the country should be educated.Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
By this ukase the Russian Empire loses nearly one-half of its territories.A. D. 2000
Alvarado M. Fuller
The protest was heeded by the Czar and the ukase was rescinded.
- (in imperial Russia) an edict of the tsar
- a rare word for edict
Word Origin and History for ukase
1729, "decree issued by a Russian emperor," from Russian ukaz "edict," from ukazat' "to show, decree," from Old Church Slavonic ukazati, from u-, intensive prefix, + kazati "to show, order," which is related to the first element of Casimir.